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Chantier Medieval de Guedelon

955 Chantier de Guedelon, 89520 Treigny, France
+33 3 86 45 66 66
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Great place for history buffs and those curious about how castles were built. It is a training... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Plano, Texas
What a great surprise !

What a great surprise to find this incredible project by chance (the sister of the winegrower at... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Deep in the forests of northern Burgundy, a team of master-builders is building a C13th castle from scratch.
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955 Chantier de Guedelon, 89520 Treigny, France
+33 3 86 45 66 66
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place for history buffs and those curious about how castles were built. It is a training project for architects and skilled workers to learn old skills.

Thank Lives2Travel2Live
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great surprise to find this incredible project by chance (the sister of the winegrower at Masson-Blondelet in Pouilly/Loire gave us the idea). Amazing to compare the pictures at the start when it was only a field in the forest. So nice to meet...More

Thank brianandjackyflorida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on advice from our hosts in Sancerre. Only 45 mins away, and an easy route. Very busy on arrival, but plenty of parking. Not sure where all the people were, as wasn't at all over crowded. Can picnic as well as buy food...More

Thank Mandi172015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first saw Guedelon about fifteen years ago when it was just about above foundation height. I have seen it progress over several visits since and it is a superb attraction for children and adults. However last week I spent four days as a 'bâtisseur'...More

Thank Clive B
Reviewed May 13, 2017

It's pretty cool to see how they are building a castle without modern day equipmen, BUT it is quite expensive for what you get though. If you want to do an interactive workshop, you have to pay extra (6,50 euro(!) pp) and even though they...More

Thank Jannie d
TeamGuedelon, Public Relations Manager at Chantier Medieval de Guedelon, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Hi Jannie, Thank you for taking the time to review our castle; we really appreciate your feedback. I will let the team know your thoughts about improving our welcome for non French speaking visitors. As you say we have guide books available in English, Dutch...More

Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Historic recreation of a castle. Fascinating recreation of a castle being built by craftsman with original tools and techniques.

Thank Christian F
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Having seen Guedelon featured on a TV series I was fascinated to see the work in progress. They are building a medieval style castle from scratch using only techniques available in the 13th century. The castle is surrounded by workshops of all the necessary craftsmen...More

Thank pauline m
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Arrived in a driving rain shower which made the grounds very wet and muddy but we waited out the rain and glad we did. You will not find another place that will carry you back to medieval France like this. The craftsmen on site use...More

Thank DBWiegers
Reviewed April 2, 2017

If you like castles or traditional handicrafts. You Must visit guedelon. It's a magical site where one can witness all the traditional crafts that existed in medieval period and see them working together to build something great. Building project with ridiculous scale.

Thank tapio83
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

This castle is being built as they use to do it back in the medieval time. So worth visiting and sering all the traditional ways of doing everything back then. This has been going for 19 years I think and they have completed 2/3 of...More

1  Thank Nathaly C
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Tanysha H
I am traveling independently without a car, what is the best way to get to Guedelon? and which town or village should I stay?
January 13, 2017|
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Response from TeamGuedelon | Property representative |
Hi Tanysha, Thank you for your interest in Guédelon; we look forward to welcoming you later this year! Guédelon is in the middle of a forest, 6 km from the nearest villages. There is no public transport to the site... More
Jaye A
My son is in France until the end of this year. I know it is after the tourist visiting season.Is it possible he can visit? How would he volunteer? He has ome woodworking skills and is very interested in blacksmithing. Sharnee , Australia
November 6, 2016|
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Response from TeamGuedelon | Property representative |
Hi Jaye, Thank you for your interest in our castle-building project! Guédelon will reopen on March 20th 2017; there is no building work during the winter months. Guédelon offers working holidays and courses for members of... More
We are trying to cover many sites in France and need to know how long to plan on spending here. A range of hours would be good. Thank you. Barbara S.
August 21, 2016|
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Response from Har45 | Reviewed this property |
It was a bit rainy the day we visited which meant that not all the demonstrations were taking place. We watched the blacksmiths for about half an hour and then moved to the castle that you walk through on your own. After... More